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Bloodseeker Strygwyr, the Bloodseeker
Strygwyr the Bloodseeker is a ritually sanctioned hunter, Hound of the Flayed Twins, sent down from the mist-shrouded peaks of Xhacatocatl in search of blood. The Flayed Ones require oceanic amounts of blood to keep them sated and placated, and would soon drain their mountain empire of its populace if the priests of the high plateaus did not appease them. Strygwyr therefore goes out in search of carnage. The vital energy of any blood he lets, flows immediately to the Twins through the sacred markings on his weapons and armor. Over the years, he has come to embody the energy of a vicious hound; in battle he is savage as a jackal. Beneath the Mask of the Bloodseeker, in the rush of bloody quenching, it is said that you can sometime see the features of the Flayers taking direct possession of their Hound.

Bloodseeker
Associated with
Races Dragons
Factions Bonehunters
Places Xhacatocatl
Gods Flayed Twins
Characters Iczoxtotec
Eztzhok
Species Hlotl
  • Strygwyr's use of blades sanctioned by the demon Eztzhok is met by disapproval from his masters, the Flayed Twins.[1]
  • Strygwyr is bound by a blood oath to his gods.[2]
  • Strygwyr is sometimes called the Hound of the Flayed Twins.[3]
  • Strygwyr wears a hood over his eyes because The Flayed Twins guide his vision.[4]
  • Strygwyr was once been a Bonehunter, and owns a set of armor from the beasts he sacrificed.[5]
  • Strygwyr is one in an ancient line of blood rite hunters.[6] He, and those like him, and sometimes called "Those That Ever-Thirst".[7]
  • Strygwyr owns a set of armor fashioned from the remains of a hlotl beast.[8]
  • Strygwyr wields blades of volanic glass, likely obsidian.[9]

The Journey[edit]

On one occasion, Strygwyr set out from his homeland of Xhacatocatl to roam distant lands.[10] He came across a kingdom that practiced execution instead of sacrifice, done with hempen rope and metal blades. Fascinated by this culture, he stayed to watch the executioners, and the fascination with which the crowds observed their work. Dressed in the local attire, and covering his the sight of the Flayed Twins in his eyes with a hood, Strygwyr spent a season studying with the executioners.[11] Despite his interest, he found the customs backwards, interpreting that the executed were being sacrificed to the mob that had gathered to watch. Satisfied with his observations, Strygwyr returned to his homeland to inform the priests of what he had seen.[12]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Bloodseeker

  • Play Play Monkey King r Stick with me and you'll find all the blood you need.
  • Play Play Monkey King r Bloodseeker, your work is messy but necessary.

Enemies killing Bloodseeker

  • Play Abaddon You should have sought me in the mist, Bloodseeker.
  • Play Brewmaster Your blood alcohol level was insufficient.
  • Play Huskar Respect, Bloodseeker.
  • Play Lifestealer You had the right idea, Bloodseeker…but the wrong master.
  • Play Play Monkey King r You don't need to hunt me down, I'm right here.
  • Play Play Monkey King r The only blood being spilt here is yours.
  • Play Slark You want to bleed me? I'll bleed you.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade Your blood runs cold.

Enemies dying to Bloodseeker

  • Play Brewmaster Careful, my blood alcohol level is fatal.
  • Play Huskar Bloodseeker, that was well done.

Others

  • Play Oracle r He who seeks blood shall seek you, who are full of it.
  • Play Oracle r Run not when you are ruptured lest you run to your own finish.

References[edit]

  1. Thirst of Eztzhok Blade description.
  2. Gauntlets of the Scarlet Raven description.
  3. Gallows Understudy Mantle description.
  4. Cowl of the Blood Covenant description.
  5. The Bonehunter Set
  6. Primeval Predator description.
  7. Hlotl-Feather Gloves description.
  8. Ritual Garb of the Seeker Set
  9. Gallows Understudy Blade description.
  10. Gallows Understudy Mantle description.
  11. Gallows Understudy Hood description.
  12. The Gallows Understudy Set description.